About QUINST

Quantum mechanics is at the heart of our technology and economy - the laser and the transistor are quantum devices - but its full potential is far from being realized. Recent technological advances in optics, nanoscience and engineering allow experimentalists to create artificial structures or put microscopic and mesoscopic systems under new manipulable conditions in which quantum phenomena play a fundamental role.

Quantum technologies exploit these effects with practical purposes. The objective of Quantum Science is to discover, study, and control quantum efects at a fundamental level. These are two sides of a virtuous circle: new technologies lead to the discovery and study of new phenomena that will lead to new technologies.

Our aim is  to control and understand quantum phenomena in a multidisciplinary intersection of  Quantum Information, Quantum optics and cold atoms, Quantum Control, Spintronics, Quantum metrology, Atom interferometry, Superconducting qubits and Circuit QED and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.

QUINST is funded in part as a “Grupo Consolidado” from a Basque Government Grant (J. G. Muga is the current PI), and functions as a network of groups with their own funding, structure, and specific goals.  

 

 

Latest events

Eduardo Martín Martínez (CSIC, Madrid) (Session)

When and where

12/2011

Description

2010/11/17, Eduardo Martín Martínez (CSIC, Madrid)

Place:  Sala de Seminarios del Departamento de Física Teórica e Historia de la Ciencia
Time: 12:30h.
Title: Using Berry's phase to detect the Unruh effect at lower accelerations

Abstract
We show that a detector moving in a spacetime acquires a Berry phase that, due to the Unruh effect, is different for an inertial and an accelerated detector. We take advantage of this phenomenon to propose a new method to directly measure the Unruh effect for accelerations more than 10^9 times smaller than previous proposals sustained only for times of nanoseconds